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Leavitt: Medicare "drifting towards disaster"
Reuters/Yahoo News, April 30, 2008
Illinois hospital offers more aid to poor
Chicago Tribune, April 30, 2008
Georgia hospital finds open-heart program partner
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 30, 2008
Cost of insurance far outpaces income
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, April 29, 2008
Hospitals face financial squeeze
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), April 30, 2008

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
Leavitt: Medicare "drifting towards disaster"
Reuters/Yahoo News, April 30, 2008

Medicare costs soar for cancer care
HealthDay/Washington Post, April 30, 2008
Business
Illinois hospital offers more aid to poor
Chicago Tribune, April 30, 2008

Georgia hospital finds open-heart program partner
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 30, 2008

Hospitals face financial squeeze
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), April 30, 2008

Mansfield (TX) hospital announces $37 million, 2-phase expansion
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 29, 2008
Health Plans
Cost of insurance far outpaces income
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, April 29, 2008

BlueCross of Tennessee now accepted at Walgreens' retail clinics
The Tennessean, April 30, 2008
Legal
$5 million okayed to settle San Francisco malpractice case
San Francisco Chronicle, April 30, 2008

Celebrity-snooping ex-UCLA Medical Center staffer is indicted
Los Angeles Times, April 30, 2008
State/Local Government
A fast food tax to help New Jersey hospitals? Governor open to idea
AP/Yahoo News, April 30, 2008

Schwarzenegger to try healthcare fix again
AP/Yahoo News, April 30, 2008

Findings criticize North Carolina hospital
Raleigh News & Observer, April 29, 2008

Missouri Senate passes revamped healthcare bill
Kansas City Star, April 29, 2008
Trends
Gingrich calls for medical update
Baltimore Sun, April 29, 2008

Flu season can be windfall for hospitals, hardship for health plans
The Tennessean, April 30, 2008

New Hampshire hospitals and surgery centers join hand-washing program
AP/Boston Globe, April 30, 2008
Global Healthcare News
For 100 Iraqi doctors, a return to normal
New York Times, April 30, 2008

Magazine: Claims Quagmire
Despite federal laws to facilitate transactions, reimbursement claims processing remains mired in a complex tangle. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
April 2008

Contributed Feature: Collaboration: The Power of Data Aggregation
Profound, transformative challenges are making healthcare more accessible, improving the quality and efficacy of patient treatment, and revolutionizing the way valuable information is collected, exchanged, and applied, say contributors Marybeth Regan and Robin Randall-Lewis. Marybeth Regan and Robin Randall-Lewis
April 22, 2008

Audio: Rapid Response Systems for Small Hospitals
In an upcoming audioconference, experts in the field break down the key components of creating an effective rapid response system, and provide suggestions for initiating the culture change necessary to ensure success. HCPro, Inc.
April 15, 2008

Commentary: Fourteen Percent Support
Few seem to care about healthcare, at least no one outside of the people most affected by it—the uninsured. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
April 25, 2008





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